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LINGUIST List 21.1406

Tue Mar 23 2010

FYI: New Testament Corpus Available

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        1.    Dag Haug, New Testament Corpus Available

Message 1: New Testament Corpus Available
Date: 22-Mar-2010
From: Dag Haug <daghaugifikk.uio.no>
Subject: New Testament Corpus Available
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The PROIEL project has now completed a morphologically tagged and
syntactically parsed corpus of the Ancient Greek text of the Gospels, based
on Ulrik Sandborg-Petersen's electronic version of Tischendorff's edition.

The corpus is available for browsing after (free) registration at


There is at the moment no query interface for morphology and syntax, but it
is possible to download the raw data in various xml-based formats including
TIGER-XML for querying in TIGERSearch.

The Greek Gospel text is part of the PROIEL corpus, which contains several
old Indo-European bible translations (Latin, Gothic, Old Church Slavic and
Armenian) and some non-biblical texts. All the texts in the corpus can be
browsed, but only the morphological and syntactic analyses that have been
controlled after annotation can be seen by external users. Currently that

1. The complete Greek Gospels and scattered sentences from the rest of the NT.
2. The whole gospel of Mark + Luke 1-22 in Jerome's Latin translation, as
well as scattered sentences from the rest of the NT.
3. The whole of Mark and Luke + Matthew 5-19 from the Codex Marianus
4. The extant parts of Mark, Luke and Matthew in Gothic.

The publicly available corpus currently contains 18688 sentences

We are constantly cross-checking and reviewing new sentences, and new
exports are generated daily. We foresee that the Gospels texts will be
available in all four languages before the summer, but we need help to
complete the Armenian.

The corpus is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution -
Noncommercial - Share Alike 3.0 license.

More information about the PROIEL project at: www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/proiel

Dag Haug

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

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